7 Best Books on Ghostwriting for Writers

Many bestselling books are written by ghostwriters, the authors who choose not to have their work known to the public.

Even though these authors will never be acknowledged, most of them will be earning good money, and are an essential part of the publishing system.

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1. Goodbye Byline, Hello Big Bucks: Make Money Ghostwriting Books, Articles, Blogs and More By Kelly James-Enger

Ghostwriting is one of the most lucrative freelance niches, and most freelance writer's know very little about it.  This comprehensive guide to ghostwriting will give you detailed templates and sample letters, saving you time and money.  If you're a writer looking to make extra money or maybe you just want a change, this book will give you tips to  help you make more money, and everything in between.

2. Ghostwriting: The Murphey Method By Cecil Murphey

Considered to be one of the most prominent and well-loved ghostwriters in the industry, Cec Murphey will help answer many questions, and become your best friend as you add ghostwriter to your writing credentials.

3. The Professional Ghostwriter's Handbook: Launch your own successful writing career by writing books for others By J S Menefee

The Professional Ghostwriter's Handbook will take you step-by-step through the process of becoming a ghostwriter.  Written in a straight-forward conversational style, using his own freelancer writer knowledge this guide shows you how you can pay the bills and become a better writer at the same time.

4. Ghostwriting: The Business of Writing for Other Authors (Writer's Craft) By Rayne Hall and Mariana Sabino

Getting established as a ghostwriter is difficult, with the secretive nature of assignments means you're unable to advertise in the open market, when most clients prefer an already established ghostwriter.  This can make it nearly impossible for newcomers to break into the field.  Rayne Hall and Mariana Sabino reveal the mistakes they've made and show you how you don't need to make them yourself.

5. Ghostwriting: The Ultimate Guide to Creating a Bestseller By Joel Hochman and Larry Leichman

Top publishing industry experts Joel Hochman and Larry Leichman reveal the tips and techniques you'll need to become a published author.  From the world's most prestigious ghostwriting firm comes the advice and protection you need to get published without writing a word.

6. The Complete Guide to Ghostwriting By Teena Lyons

A comprehensive overview of a little-known world.  Written by ghostwriter and former Sunday Times and Mail on Sunday journalist Teena Lyons, exploring every aspect of this secretive industry.  Revealing why people use ghostwriters, with tips from 30 of the UK's best-known ghostwriters, publishers and agents, sharing their own stories about collaborations and their own tips for success.

7. Ghostwriting By Andrew Crofts

From author and ghostwriter Andrew Crofts, this book reveals all the essential secrets of how to turn ghostwriting into a successful and lucrative career.

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